Hanga Roa attractions

Archaeological Site in Hanga Roa

Ahu Tahai

Ahu Tahai is a highly photogenic site that contains three restored ahu (ceremonial platform). Ahu Tahai proper is the ahu in the middle, supporting a large, solitary moai (large anthropomorphic statue) with no topkn…
Museum in Hanga Roa

Museo Antropológico Sebastián Englert

This well-organized museum makes a perfect introduction to the island's history and culture. It displays basalt fishhooks, obsidian spearheads and other weapons, circular beehive-shaped huts, petroglyphs, funerary c…
Archaeological Site in Hanga Roa

Ahu Tautira

If you've just arrived and can't wait for your first encounter with the moai (large anthropomorphic statues), head straight to Ahu Tautira. This site overlooks Caleta Hanga Roa, the fishing port in Hanga Roa at the …
Bay in Hanga Roa

Caleta Hanga Roa

Your first encounter with the moai will probably take place at Ahu Tautira, which overlooks Caleta Hanga Roa, the fishing port in Hanga Roa at the foot of Av Te Pito o Te Henua. Many dive outfits operate out of here…
Church in Hanga Roa

Iglesia Hanga Roa

The unmissable Iglesia Hanga Roa, the island's Catholic church, is well worth a visit for its spectacular carvings, which integrate Christian doctrine with Rapa Nui tradition. It also makes a colorful scene on Sunda…
Harbor in Hanga Roa

Caleta Hanga Piko

Easily overlooked by visitors, the little Caleta Hanga Piko is used by local fishers. Facing away from the caleta, the restored Ahu Riata supports a solitary moai.
Park in Hanga Roa

Centro de Interpretación

This new open-air interpretation center aims to help visitors better understand the rubble surrounding many of the island's archaeological sites by bringing history to life. A replica village built of volcanic rocks…
Beach in Hanga Roa

Playa Pea

For a little dip, the tiny beach at Playa Pea, on the south side of Caleta Hanga Roa, fits the bill (though it's more of a rocky cove than a sandy oasis).
Archaeological Site in Hanga Roa

Ahu Akapu

You'll find this ahu with a solitary moai along the coastline, north of Hanga Roa.